Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday March 31, 2010

Well it’s been a while since our last post again. The last nine days have been a bit more challenging than the previous. John’s brother Rick was with him while Elaine took a break and went back to Stockton. Thanks Rick!!

Today will be the 22nd of 33 radiation treatments. The new finish date is April 15th. Who can forget that, except for those who forget to file their taxes? We’re a day behind because UCLA had to cancel an appointment last week because the radiation machine was having a tune up. So it has to be made up at the end. Only two more chemo Tuesdays’ too. John could not be happier about that, the dreaded needle pokes for 4 hours of IV drugs are almost history.

John’s eating has slowed down quite a bit but he can still drink liquids, which is l good. No feeding tube yet and we are keeping our fingers crossed that he can maintain a healthy weight just by drinking soups and Muscle Milk shakes with a banana and protein powder. He now weights 173 lbs. His pain is at an all time high and the mouth sores are numerous. His voice gets tired and cannot talk for long periods of time without getting really tired.

That’s all for now. Have a Happy Easter and thanks again for all the messages and cards. We are very appreciative of everyone’s continued support.

Elaine and John


  1. Hi John and Elaine! We are glad to hear that the treatment is going as expected and more importantly that it is almost over! Muscle you are going to be ripped! Keep us posted as to your continued progress! You are always in our thoughts and prayers! Take Care and let us know if you need anything!

  2. John, glad to hear the treatments are almost over. You'll be ready for a big steak at the Waterloo Club, soon. Can't wait to see you. I'll buy the first round of White Russians. Dave